Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to move for Jack Grealish even if Manchester United complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, although the Aston Villa star has been made aware he may not be a certain starter every week.

The confirmation of Champions League qualification has freed the Old Trafford club to embark on more ambitious transfer plans, ahead of what is set to be a busy summer, and Solskjaer is intent on improving the depth of his squad.

That has seen him return to Grealish, who is said to be keen on the move. One potential complication is that Aston Villa’s survival means they don’t have the same financial need to sell, so can ask for a higher price, and way beyond £50m. That could yet see any prospective deal fall down.